What are dermal fillers?
Improve your appearance and build your confidence with the subtle, long-lasting effects of dermal fillers. 'Dermal' means 'relating to the skin'.
Dermal fillers are injections of a gel-like substance, into the skin, in order to smooth it out and plump it up. The substance itself is called hyaluronic acid. It occurs naturally within the skin and is also a common ingredient in face creams, masks, and vitamin supplements. When injected, the fillers stretch out the skin and leave it looking smoother.
The benefits of this acid include hydrating skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines, and promoting healing for scarred and damaged skin. Dermal fillers are extremely popular as they give a natural look, retaining moisture in the skin, and delivering a subtle effect.
Because the hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, the dermal fillers not only create a more pleasing appearance, they also hydrate the skin from the inside and provide much needed moisture to the outer layers of skin.
Hyaluronic acid is also a naturally produced substance in your body, meaning that fillers are easily accepted by the body when injected. They are broken down naturally and slowly within the body over the course of several months.
In addition to being used under the skin to give a natural smooth and healthy appearance, dermal fillers can also be used in the lips to plump them up and make them appear fuller, younger, and rejuvenated. Unlike botox, dermal fillers add volume under the skin where it may have been lost due to ageing or weight loss. Botox relaxes the muscles while dermal fillers enhance the natural fullness of the skin.
How does the treatment work?
An anaesthetic cream will usually be used to numb your skin, after which a medical practitioner will administer one or more injections into the area that is causing you problems. A small amount of the filler gel goes directly into the skin, creating an instant plumping and smoothing effect. Trusting a licensed and experienced professional to carry out this treatment is absolutely essential, as mistakes in the process can lead to uneven results and a risk of infection.
If undergoing lip fillers in Liverpool, clients may need to return for top-up appointments in order to maintain the effect. This is because the body naturally breaks down the acidic gel over time. The breakdown process can also be sped up, in the event that the end result is not what you wanted. An injectable enzyme will work to remove the filler product quickly. However, this is not something we see much demand for. The appearance of our dermal fillers is subtle and natural, and patients almost always leave happy with their new look!
Lip Fillers in Liverpool are a popular aesthetic treatment and usually require refresher treatments every 6-12 months.
What can be treated?
Dermal fillers can be injected into any part of the face, though they are most commonly requested as lip fillers. Liverpool clients seeking fuller, plumper lips will use injectable fillers to achieve that effect. Other common uses for fillers are:
- Correcting and enhancing facial contours, including nose, chin, cheeks, jawline, and temple
- Defining, enhancing, or correcting lip shape and structure
- Softening the appearance of wrinkles and lines
- Filling out cheeks and enhancing natural cheekbone structures
- Restoring volume lost to ageing and reducing the appearance of visible veins and tendons
- Improving the tone and texture of the skin by hydrating the skin
How long does the treatment take?
A typical dermal filler procedure in Liverpool will usually take between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area of the face being treated. Injections are given, which will then be massaged. You may feel slight discomfort during the procedure, but it should not be painful.
How long should I expect for the treatment to have an effect?
There may be some redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness after dermal filler or lip filler, but this will usually go within a few days and the results will be visible immediately with continued improvement over the next few weeks.
Most people are able to return to their normal routine on the day of their treatment, depending on how the body acts in response to the chemical used and the area treated.
Dermal fillers can last between 6-18 months depending on the treatment area and the body’s response to the treatment. It is safe to have treatments once the last one has broken down into the body, so you can safely book refresher treatments when you feel the need.
What precautions should I take after dermal filler treatment (aftercare)?
Following dermal filler or lip filler procedure in Liverpool you will be advised about what to do to help reduce the risk of side effects, but the following should give you an idea of what precautions to expect to follow:
- Reduce any swelling using a cold compress.
- In the first 24 hours following treatment, limit exposure to sunlight.
- Avoid wearing make-up for at least 24 hours.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours
- Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Avoid excessive touching or massaging of the treated areas for about 6 hours
- Try to sleep on your back the first few nights after the procedure, it may be helpful to use pillows to prevent you from rolling over
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
- Avoid sunbeds and saunas for 2 weeks
Swelling around the treatment area may worsen in the first 24 hours, but it should go down within a few days. The final result will usually take around 2 weeks to become clear.
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